(a)   The purposes of the design requirements of this chapter are to slow the rate of storm water runoff, to reduce erosion and sedimentation, to protect water quality, to keep nutrients from entering lakes and streams, to maintain water temperatures at natural levels, to preserve fish and wildlife habitat, and to preserve the aesthetic and scenic values of the watershed environment.
   (b)   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires the designation of 100-year floodplains to determine eligibility for Federal floodplain insurance.  Most major rivers in the United States have been mapped by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or other agencies to determine the limits of the floodplain.  In Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources has been assigned the responsibility of monitoring the implementation of these requirements.
   (c)   The Zoning Map shall be used to identify the generalized location of parcels in private and public ownership that are within this defined area.
(Ord. 52.  Passed 6-16-97.)